Monthly Archives: April 2016

Breast surgeon completes West Coast marathon in aid of Ditto

Ten weeks ago, Dr Karin Baatjes, member of Reach for Recovery’s Board of Management and breast surgeon (from University of Stellenbosch) decided to combine her passion to help breast cancer patients and her passion for running to raise funds for Reach for Recovery’s Ditto Project.  “I help breast cancer patients with my hands daily...now I [...]

Leading the way and empowering Cancer survivors

Dr Karin Baatjes is a breast cancer surgeon and activist for DITTO. Everyday she touches the lives of women with her hands. She has taken it upon herself to also do it with her feet, by running the West Coast marathon on 23 April 2016! Ditto is REACH FOR RECOVERY’S SILICONE PROSTHESIS SUPPORT PROJECT Reach for Recovery [...]

Activists demand Roche drops cost of vital breast cancer medicine

THURSDAY 31st MARCH 2015, JOHANNESBURG – Today, members of the Fix the Patent Laws campaign, including Advocates for Breast Cancer, the Cancer Alliance, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Doctors without Borders, People Living with Cancer, SECTION27, the South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance, the Treatment Action Campaign, and Wings of Hope are picketing outside [...]